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Indian J Surg. 2009 Dec;71(6):310-6. doi: 10.1007/s12262-009-0086-4. Epub 2010 Jan 13.

Diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer for the surgeon.

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  • 1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th St S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA.


This article covers the risk factors, diagnostic tools, staging methods/modalities and treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Also presented is the new 7th edition American Joint Cancer Committee (AJCC) TNM classification for staging of NSCLC and a recommended treatment algorithm.


Lung cancer; Surgery; Treatment for NSCLC

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